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College of Coastal Georgia Newsletter 

Mid-April 2011

Table of Contents

Varsity Sports Update


Service Opportunities & Results

2011 Foundation Fundraising Goal Tops $2M

Foundation Votes to Support Additional Student Housing

Honors Day Set for Friday

Women's Basketball Coach Hired

State Attorney General On Campus for Law Day Program

Faculty Develops Workshops to Motivate Young Women

New Dining Service Opens in August

ATTIC Adopted as New Moniker


Coastal Georgia in the News

College wins in budget


New dorm will bring new life to campus


Can an iPad help children learn to read?


With change comes bigger bill


Bull Riding 101 at College

 Spring Fling


Young entrepreneur coasts into new business


Students take four-course class in etiquette


College serves power meal


Coastal finishes 3rd at tourney 


Mariners Scoreboard 

new athletics



The women's team won six matches in its inaugural season after an 8-1 defeat of Oxford Emory College

on April 10.

The men's season ended at  10-8 after winning at Georgia Perimeter

on April 8.  

Women's Tennis Schedule

Men's Tennis Schedule



At the Piedmont College Spring Invitational in Clarkesville, GA,

March 27-29, the men finished 3rd out of 9 teams in the tournament. The men will play Thomas University at Jekyll Island today. 

The women played in the SCAD Women's Spring Invitational in Savannah March 27-29.

Both teams will play in the NJCAA Region 17 Championship (Division II, 54 holes) on Jekyll Island's Pine Lakes Course

April 21-24.

 Women's Golf Schedule

 Men's Golf Schedule  


 Women's Softball

 The overall record for the spring season stands at 

18-13 after splitting games with Middle Georgia

on April 8. The Lady Mariners play next on the home field April 16 against Andrew College. Game times are 1 and 3 p.m. 

 Click here for the complete schedule 


 Go Mariners!


Campus Calendar





 14 - Phi Theta Kappa

Food Drive

1-3 p.m.



15 - Honors Day

2-4 p.m.

Southeast Georgia

Conference Center


15 - Phi Theta Kappa

Food Drive

5-7 p.m.

Coffin Building


16 - The Return of Fat Daddy

 College Foundation Benefit Performance

8-11 p.m.

King and Prince

Beach & Golf Resort

More information


19 - Coastal Scholars:

Prof. Jeff LeMeiux

"A Brief Survey of Contemporary Art & Discussion of Its Implications"

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Academic Building Room 103


21-24 - Men's and Women's Golf NCAA Region 17 Championship

Pine Lakes Course

Jekyll Island


28 - Seaswells

First Copy Program

12:30-1:30 p.m.

SAC Patio

More information


29 - Coastal Cafe Closes for Renovations


29 - CCGA Spring Cross Country Series

4-6 p.m.

Behind SAC, near the lake

More information


30 - Expanding Your

Horizons Day

9 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Southeast Georgia

Conference Center

More information




04 - Law Day

Southeast Georgia

Conference Center

Read more in this newsletter


07 - Graduation

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

 Howard Coffin Gym



 April Birthdays


 12 - Jeff LeMieux

14 - Apryl Dervay

15 - Lisa Lesseig

22 - Jean Fleming

22 - Mia Nightingale

23 - Michael Ellerson

27 - Jennifer Ray



New Employees


Betsy Kane



Travis Palmer

Campus Police


Earl Montover

Plant Operations


Mia Nightingale

Business Services


Kevin Mobbs

Academic Affairs



Service Opportunities


The United Way of Coastal Georgia is organizing their annual "Days of Caring" activities for May 19-29. Dr. Clayton Hurd invites faculty and staff to participate and is hoping to gather a CCGA team. This year's projects include:


  In Glynn County - remodeling  the interior and exterior of the Mary House Day Care on Hunter Street in Brunswick.

  In McIntosh County - remodeling the interior and exterior of the Scout Hut on Broad Street in Darien.


If you are interested in participating at some level on one of these projects, please contact Dr. Hurd.


Jekyll Island Beach Sweep Nets Half Ton of Garbage



The College's first-ever Ultimate Beach Sweep on Jekyll Island Saturday, April 2, hauled in 1,000 pounds - 200 pounds of trash and 800 pounds of debris, according to Andrew Smith, Director of Student Activities. Forty volunteers - students, staff and faculty - logged 80 total community service hours in the clean up effort coordinated by Erica England for the Jekyll Island Authority. 

Fat Daddy 


Foundation Trustees Commit to Fundraising Goal


Foundation$2,155,000.00 - that's the goal for the College Foundation's 2011 Annual Fund Campaign.  $360,000.00 of that goal is the Community Campaign, representing a 44% increase over the amount achieved in 2010. But Community Campaign co-chairs Laura McKinley and Jack Kilgore are optimistic that the goal will be reached.


"This community has been galvanized by the exciting changes they are witnessing at the College of Coastal Georgia," Kilgore notes. "The business community recognizes what this means to the long-term economic development of this region. They are supportive of Dr. Hepburn's stewardship and energy. They also recognize they are investing in the future - future employees, future entrepreneurs, future leaders, and more business in the area."


"Individuals recognize how important the College is to community wellbeing," McKinley adds. "College towns buzz with team spirit, arts, and the energy of young people. Add the beach and our sunshine - you have just about the perfect place to live.


"Even more important, the College has been thoughtful in developing new degree programs. They are in fields that are natural to this area, as well as beneficial, and improve the quality of life right here. Develop the best nurses and you have the best health care. Graduate highly-qualified teachers and you have a high-quality school system. Teach students about coastal ecology and they'll help protect and preserve our natural beauty. People really get that - it's important to them."


Foundation strategies to meet the 2011 goal include rallying alumni and growing the total number of donors by 20 percent.


The 2011 goal for faculty and staff participation is $30,000.


Read more about the 2011 Annual Fund Campaign.


Chairmen's Capital Campaign Launched 



William Torrey

Chairman William Torrey

College Foundation Chair Bill Torrey and Chair-elect Rees Sumerford believe they've identified the one thing that could impede the continuing growth of the Coastal Georgia - lack of on-campus student housing. They've made it their top fundraising priority.



Even without student residences, enrollment has grown 40% over the past two years, due in large part to the new four-year degrees now being offered. But to effectively expand beyond a commuter-based two-year college, the school must offer living accommodations and on-campus dining options to attract traditional students from across the region, according to the Foundation's strategic plan for 2010-2012. The goal of the College, outlined in 2020 Vision: A Decade and Beyond, is for 20% of fulltime students to be living on campus by the end of the decade.



The first phase in addressing the transition from commuter to destination college is Lakeside Village - the 350-bed residence hall scheduled for occupancy in August 2011 - and the dining options that will be housed in the Campus Center and operated by Chartwells, also on target for August.


At their March meeting, Foundation trustees ratified a $300,000 allocation to begin developing plans for the second phase of student housing. And in April, Torrey and Sumerford launch their Chairmen's Capital Campaign: identifying 50 visionary donors, each of whom will contribute $10,000 during 2011 to move forward on the next student-housing construction project.


"Rees and I thought the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the College was a good time to introduce this new fund," Torrey said. "Our goal is to use the proceeds from this campaign to underwrite details of architectural design and infrastructure for new building projects before a bond package can be presented for sale. It would keep us moving forward without using money from our regular operating budget, which funds scholarships and other campus programs."





Seven Compton Scholars Will Be Recognized During April 15 Honors Day Program  

Six plan to attend Coastal Georgia


For fourteen years, the College has honored outstanding graduating seniors from the seven area high schools as Compton Scholars who demonstrate community service and academic achievement. Those who opt to attend Coastal Georgia are each awarded a $1,500 academic scholarship by the College Foundation to support their studies.


The Compton Scholars for 2011 will be recognized during the Honors Day program on Friday, April 15, 2- 4 p.m., at the Southeast Georgia Conference Center.


Mallorie Alaine Blount, Brunswick

Brunswick High School (BHS)

Mallorie plans to attend the College of Coastal Georgia as a radiologic science student.


Chelan Copeland, Jesup

Wayne County High School (WCHS)

Chelan plans to attend the College of Coastal Georgia as a pre-pharmacy major.


Jakob Feeney, Darien

McIntosh Academy (MA)

Jakob plans to continue his studies at the College of Coastal Georgia.


Tara Danielle Hall, St. Marys

Camden County High School (CCHS)

Tara plans to attend the College of Coastal Georgia as a nursing major.


Ansley Morgan, Brunswick

Frederica Academy (FA)

Ansley plans to attend the University of Georgia.


Jessica Michelle Skipper, Nahunta

Brantley County High School (BCHS)

Jessica plans to attend the College of Coastal Georgia as a pre-pharmacy major with the expectation of completing her doctorate in pharmacy at the University of Georgia.


Taylor Zachry, St. Simons Island

Glynn Academy (GA)

Taylor will continue her family's tradition of attending the College of Coastal Georgia, majoring in Coastal Ecology, with the goal of earning a Ph.D. in science and studying cephalopods.


Read more about these talented students.


Betsy Harris Hired as Women's Basketball Coach 


Betsy Harris Mug

Betsy Harris

College Athletic Director Dr. William "Bee" Carlton announced the hiring of Betsy Harris as head women's basketball coach.



"We are very happy to welcome Coach Harris to the Coastal Georgia family," Carlton said. "She is an outstanding addition to our staff, with a strong background as a player and coach. She is an experienced recruiter who will be able to attract gifted student-athletes to the campus. We look forward to adding women's basketball to our athletic offerings next fall. I am confident that our student body, fans and players will enjoy the energy and competitiveness that Coach Harris's teams will bring to Coffin Gymnasium."  


Harris responded, "I am very excited to be here at the College of Coastal Georgia as the head women's basketball coach. I thank Dr. Hepburn, Dr. Carlton, and the search committee for this great opportunity to build and lead the school's first women's basketball program. This is truly a blessing and I look forward to whatever lies ahead."

 Harris spent seven seasons (2003-2010) as an assistant coach at the University of West Alabama (UWA) in Livingston, the last four as associate head coach. She was instrumental in the development of West Alabama guards.


This past season, Harris served as an assistant coach at Meridian Community College. She previously spent two years at UWA as well as assistant coaching stints at Troy and East Central Community College in Mississippi.


Harris was a four-year starter in the University of Alabama backcourt, helping to lead the Crimson Tide to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances and one Final Four. She was named NCAA Midwest Regional MVP and received Final Four All-Tournament honors as a senior in 1994. Harris holds the record for most career three-pointers, with 272, made at Alabama and ranks sixth in Alabama's career points with 1,519.


After graduating from Alabama with a B.S. in Sports Management, Harris played professional basketball for four years, primarily in Europe, and attended the Women's National Basketball Association training camp with the Detroit Shock in 1998. She completed her M.A. in Teaching at UWA in 2001.



State Attorney General Keynote Speaker for Law Day Program Hosted on Campus



Attorny General Samuel S. Olens

Attorny General Samuel S. Olens

On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, the College, in partnership with the Brunswick-Glynn County Bar Association, will sponsor the 2011 Law Week Lecture.  This year's keynote speaker will be Georgia Attorney General Samuel S. Olens. The theme for this year's Law Day is "The Legacy of John Adams: From Boston to Guantanamo."  The lecture will begin at 1:00 p.m. in the Southeast Georgia Conference Center. 


Additionally, the Liberty Bell Award will be presented, recognizing an outstanding non-lawyer who has made a selfless contribution to the community that strengthens the effectiveness of the American system of justice. The categories of community service to be considered include activities that:


  • promote a better understanding of our form of government, especially the Bill of Rights;
  • encourage greater respect for the law and the courts;
  • stimulate a deeper sense of individual responsibility;
  • contribute to the effective functioning of our institutes of government; and,
  • instill a better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.


This year's recipient of the Liberty Bell Award is Elouise Clinch, the Private Bar Coordinator for the Brunswick and Waycross offices of Georgia Legal Services.



Coastal Georgia and Glynn County Schools Collaborate to Motivate Young Women in Science with Expanding Your Horizons Day


Twelve faculty members will present fun and fascinating workshops to girls in grades 5-8 to encourage them to take science and math classes and consider careers in related fields. ComEYH Logomunity volunteers developed seven additional workshops on topics ranging from GPS to pathology. The girls and their parents will be participating in Expanding Your Horizons Day on campus Saturday, April 30.


"Bubbly Bakers" in the microbiology lab

Jennifer Hatchel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology


"Career Options in Nursing"

Diane Denton, R.N., M.S.N., Assistant Professor of Nursing

Beverly Rowe, R.N., M.S.N., Associate Professor of Nursing


"Fun with Acids and Bases"

Andrea Wallace, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry


"Logically Correct Reasoning"

Catherine Culver, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy


"Looking Into Radiologic Science"

Bonnie M. Tobias, Director of Radiologic Technology


"Monsters Inside Me"

Robin Bradshaw, Instructor of Clinical Laboratory Science


"It's in Your Brain"

Carla Bluhm, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology


"Physics and Fun Everywhere!"

Ntungwa Maasha, Ph.D., Professor of Physics


"Polymers Can Be Fun"

Leon Gardner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Chemistry


"Science and Math Can Be Fun!"

Sarah Hartman, Assistant Professor of Education


"Seeing Things"

James Carpenter, Assistant Professor of Biology


Chartwells Providing Dining Options for the Mariners' Galley


Salad BarWhen the Campus Center opens this fall, Chartwells will be providing the dining services available to students, faculty and staff beginning August 15. A premier higher education food service provider, their reputation is built on a foundation of quality, healthy eating options, service, and innovation.

During Chartwells' March 29 presentation on main campus, Rochelle Reese, Director of Dining, stressed freshness, variety, and genuine hospitality. Food items will labeled with nutrition information and served in an open-kitchen format with an 18-day menu cycle to avoid repetition. Web pages will provide menu postings, nutrition charts and calculations, as well as feedback options. To reduce their carbon footprint, the dining service will offer reusable eco-clamshells and cups. Chartwells will also stage twice-monthly cooking classes, free to the first ten students who register (maximum ten per class).

Reese described three formats that will be offered in the Mariners' Galley:

The Kitchen - an open-kitchen platform with experienced chefs;

myPantry - self-assisted service including cereals, juices, and desserts;

Fresh Market - market-style displays of fresh vegetables, salads, and soups.

Additional options include baked goods, specialty sandwiches, pizza and pasta stations.

Monday through Friday, breakfast will be served from 7-10 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m., and dinner from 5-8 p.m. The service will not be open on weekends, but according to Reese, students can pre-order weekend-to-go meals for $5/meal on Thursdays to pick up on Friday afternoons or bring in their eco-clamshells for self-service takeout. In addition to the Galley, Chartwells plans to operate the Dockside Deli in the Andrews Building on main campus and at the Camden Center.

Staff and faculty will be encouraged to use the on-campus dining facilities, according to Phyllis Broadwell, Special Assistant Auxiliary Services Coordinator. Students will have meal plans, pre-paid "dining dollars" or add Coastal Cash to Mariner Access Cards (MAC card). Staff and faculty will have similar pre-paid options available through the Bursar's Office or they can pay the posted meal prices at the door with cash or personal bank card.

Reese noted that Chartwells will begin recruiting students to work in dining services by the end of June. Students will receive special training to provide the friendly service that is a Chartwells' tradition.

Click here for more dining details. 


Student-submitted Acronym Adopted for New Title


Student Cari Dean of Brunswick, a teacher education major, crafted the acronym that is the new, official title for the Learning Center, according to Niki Schmauch, center coordinator. The Academic Tutoring and Instruction Center, or the "Attic," was the winning entry in the contest.


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